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The Enormous Pancake Once upon a time there was a mother who had seven little boys – and they were always hungry! One day seven hopeful little faces.

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2 The Enormous Pancake

3 Once upon a time there was a mother who had seven little boys – and they were always hungry! One day seven hopeful little faces appeared around the kitchen door. “Mu-um,” they said, “we’re hungry!” “You’ve just had your breakfast,” laughed their mother. “What am I going to do with you? But, if you are very good little boys and promise to do the washing up, I’ll make you the biggest pancake you’ve ever seen. And you can help.”

4 So… …two hungry little boys cracked the eggs and…… …two hungry little boys measured the milk and…… …two hungry little boys weighed the flour and…… …one hungry little boy mixed it all together (and got quite a lot on the floor!)

5 Then their mother heated some oil in a huge frying pan and poured in the mixture. Soon the delicious smells of cooking filled the kitchen and it was time to turn the pancake over. “Toss it!” cried the seven hungry little boys, running for cover. “Please, Mum!” So their mother tossed the pancake high into the air.

6 But while it was cooking, the pancake had been thinking. “If I stay here, I will be gobbled all up by those seven hungry boys. I must escape!” And when the boys’ mother tossed the pancake into the air, it seized its chance. With a flip and a flop the big pancake did a back somersault and landed on the kitchen floor! Then it rolled out of the door.

7 “Stop!” cried the seven hungry little boys and their mother. “We want to eat you!” “Oh no,” thought the big pancake. And it rolled off down the road. Soon the pancake passed a man in his garden. “ Stop!” cried the man, “I want to eat you!” But the pancake just rolled faster. “I don’t want to be eaten,” it said. “Seven hungry little boys and their mother couldn’t catch me. And I won’t let you catch me!” But the man put down his spade and chased after the big pancake.

8 Next the pancake passed a cat sitting on a wall. “Stop!” meowed the cat. “I’d like to eat you!” But the pancake just rolled faster. “I don’t want to be eaten,” it said. “Seven hungry little boys and their mother couldn’t catch me. A man couldn’t catch me. And I won’t let you catch me!” But the cat jumped off the wall and ran after the big pancake. Further on the pancake passed a cockerel sitting on a gate.

9 “Stop!” crowed the cockerel. “I’d like to eat you!” But the pancake just rolled faster. “I don’t want to be eaten,” it said. “Seven hungry little boys and their mother couldn’t catch me. A man couldn’t catch me. A cat couldn’t catch me. And I won’t let you catch me!” But the cockerel jumped off the gate and flapped after the big pancake. Round the corner the pancake passed a duck pond. “Stop!” quacked the duck. “I’d like to eat you!” But the pancake just rolled faster.

10 “I don’t want to be eaten,” it said. “Seven hungry little boys and their mother couldn’t catch me. A man couldn’t catch me. A cat couldn’t catch me. A cockerel couldn’t catch me. And I won’t let you catch me!” But the duck paddled to the edge of the pond and waddled after the big pancake.

11 Before long the pancake passed a cow in a field. “Stop!” mooed the cow. “I’d like to eat you!” But the pancake just rolled faster. “I don’t want to be eaten,” it said. “Seven hungry little boys and their mother couldn’t catch me. A man couldn’t catch me. A cat couldn’t catch me. A cockerel couldn’t catch me. A duck couldn’t catch me. And I won’t let you catch me!” And off he ran! Then the pancake met a pig by a river. The pig did not tell him to stop!

12 “Excuse me,” said the pancake to the pig. “could you help me to cross the river? Pancakes can’t swim, you see.” “No problem,” snorted the pig. “Just climb onto my nose and I will carry you across.” So the big pancake climbed onto the pig’s nose. But the pig gave a big chuckle and tossed the pancake high into the air. Flip! Flop! This time there was no escape. The pancake fell right into the pig’s open mouth and was gobbled up straight away.

13 Just then the cow and the duck and the cockerel and the cat and the man and the mother and the seven hungry boys came running up. “Have you seen the big pancake?” they panted. “Well,” smiled the pig, was it a very big pancake? Was it a lovely golden brown? Did it roll along on its side like a wheel?” “YES!” they all yelled The pig licked his lips. “It was DELICIOUS!” he said

14 The End Story retold by Bev Evans Images by Tony Kenyon ©Ladybird books


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